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now emerging. paul ciancia seen right here in his high school photo. a schoolmate now saying he was a loaner in class. and new information about the family man he's alleged to have targeted and killed. tsa agent gerardo hernandez. his heartbroken wife saying he was proud to work for the tsa. and in tribute tonight, lights in tsa blue as you approach l.a.x. airport. meanwhile, inside the term terminals, remnants of the chaos. the mountains of luggage left behind by passengers ordered to flee as the shots rang out. our coverage tonight begins with abc's david wright at l.a.x., where he's been since the start. >> go, go, go! >> reporter: moments before all this, paul ciancia arrived at l.a.x. like a passenger, dropped off by someone driving a black hyundai. the criminal complaint filed saturday in federal court describes a cold-blooded attack. it says video surveillance showed ciancia walking up to the tsa checkpoint in terminal three, pulling a smith and wesson assault rifle out of his bag and firing multiple shots at point blank range at a tsa officer. then, it says, as he procee
has been made against paul ciancia, the man that opened fire in terminal 3. more details emerged after the shating leaving one t.s.a. dead and others injured. brian rooney has more from lax. >> the suspect paul ciancia is unresponsive and unable to talk, according to the fbi. paul ciancia was wounded in the face by police officers at the end of friday's gun battle inside lax terminal 3. a neat inside paul ciancia's bag gave insight into his frame of mind. >> he made a conscious decision to kill multiple t.s.a. employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter and state that he wanted to "instill fear into their traitorous minds." the fbi says paul ciancia shot t.s.a. agent gerardo i. hernandez at the screening checkpoint. went up the elevator, came down and shot gerardo i. hernandez again. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated, and we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> the federal criminal complaint says paul ciancia used a smith&wesson assault rifle and w
see a picture of him here. the fbi identified him as los angeles resident paul ciancia. police say ciancia was taken into custody after being shot multiple times in the chest. new images emerging of what appears to be the suspect handcuffed to a gurney. you can see that right here. tonight new images of the deadly l-a airport shooting suspect emerging. as we learn more about the victims he was targetting. and the t-s-a's next move to keep travellers safe. we now have more information on the alleged gunman who police say killed a tsa officer and shot 2 others friday at los angeles international airport. you can see a picture of him here. the fbi identified him as los angeles resident paul ciancia. police say ciancia was taken into custody after being shot multiple times in the chest. new images emerging of what appears to be the suspect handcuffed to a gurney. you can see that right here. now investigators have the difficult task of trying to piece together a motive behind the shooting at terminal 3. everyone on the floor. everyone on the floor now. the fbi investigation continues a
. the suspect, 23-year-old paul ciancia, is still listed in critical condition at this hour. earlier, an attorney read a statement from his family in new jersey offering condolences to the victims and begging for privacy. >> paul is our son and brother. we will continue to love him and care for him. we will support him during the difficult times ahead. while we do not mean to minimize the grief and distress experienced by many other families, we hope that the public will understand that this is a very difficult time for our family, too. >> police say the gunman was specifically targeting the tsa, according to a note he had. working for the tsa seems like it's often a thankless task. much of the time you are an object of contempt for passengers as they watch you confiscate their toothpaste and if you blink too long, you risk letting something or someone dangerous through. but now, three days later, it's still unclear what the suspect's beef with tsa could have been. as stephanie elam reports. >> we were up in security at the time of the shooting and we heard the initial gun shots. >>
the suspected gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia , shot a t-s-a officer at point blank range. he then walked away, but returned moments later to shoot him again. kyung lah explains how the >> reporter: investigators are still piecing together their timeline of what happened inside terminal 3 they don't know every step of paul ciancia's path thru the terminal >> "but here's what they do know. a roommate dropped him off at the airport. he entered at about 9:20 in the morning one of these entrances at terminal 3." according to pictures like this one as well as surveillance video, the gun was a 223 caliber assault rifle, which ciancia concealed in a bag. >> "he then approached tsa officer gerardo hernandez here who was standing there where those flowers are -- this is a prescreening area and shot him point blank, multiple times in the chest. he then got on this escalator." >> "the defendant is to then alleged to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officer, going up escalator and then coming back down that escalator, to return and shoot the wounded officer again." >> reporter: "at the top of
the gunman paul ciancia injured. there are new details on ciancia. he is in the hospital in critical condition. and we have learned that see ciancia was shot in the head. he lives in los angeles but originally is from new jersey. teri okita reports. >> reporter: authorities actually say that someone dropped ciancia off here at l.a.x. before this shooting. he then went inside and shot a tsa multiple times at point- blank range. he then went up an escalator, came back and shot the officer again. as you mentioned, tonight, husbands driving widow remembered her husband. >> reporter: the widow of the fallen tsa officer spoke to the media saturday. >> gerardo would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated. and we are all heartbroken. >> reporter: the head of the tsa expressed his condolences on behalf of the agency. >> officers hernandez was the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty. >> on the floor, on the floor now! >> reporter: hernandez was killed in a shooting rampage at los angeles international airport friday morning. four other people were wounded. a wreath was deliver
-old paul ciancia startinged transportation security agents. >> he made a conscious decision tto kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: he also shot two others, both who are recovering. the fourth victim, a passenger, was hit in the leg. moments before the attack the police say ciancia's friend dropped him off at the airport unaware of his plan. a criminal complaint filed saturday in federal court said that he had a duffle bag containing a smith and wesson assault rifle, and at least five magazine seen full of ammo as ws a letter addressed to the tsa directly. classmates were stunned at the news. >> he was always a shy guy. he kept to himself. he walked around by himself. he didn't talk to anybody at all. >> ciancia's former roommate paints a similar picture of the out of work auto mechanic who moved from new jersey. >> i didn't have any issues. he was a loaner, but i would never expect him to do something like this. >> reporter: the police chief in new jersey is speaking on behalf of the suspect's family. >> we don't know what happened in la. we don't know. they don't know either,
a murder chances against anthony ciancia -- ciancia. the fbi has found antigovernment writings allegedly penned by ciancia. >> on the floor. on the floor now! >> federal prosecutors are filing criminal charged against paul ciancia. he's charged with opening fire and killing gerardo hernandez and wounding others. filed multiple rounds at point- blank range. >> hernandez wife spoke to to reporters. >> he would have been 40 next week. i am devastated. >> a man who came face-to-face with the gunman said the suspect was looking for tsa employees. >> the shooter calmly walking down the corridor had his gun and looked at me and said tsa and i shook my head and he kept going. the fbi said law enforcement shot and wounded the gunman. a note on the suspect made his intend to harm the tsa clear. he addressed them in the letter and stated he wanted to "instill fear into their traitorous minds." >> law enforcement said ciancia originally from new jersey sent text messages to family saying he was unhappy and discouraged living in los angeles. >> it was to his little brother and they had concern about
a shadow over rec conso man reconn efforts. >> murder charges have been filed against paul ciancia the man that opened fire inside of s angeles international airport. officals say the shooter was clearly inten intent on taking s rage on tsn agentses. >> the suspect paul ciancia is unresponsive and unable to talk according to the fbi. he was wounded in the face by police officers at the eastbound oeastbound -- end of friday's gn battle in lax's terminal three. a note inside of his bag gave insight to his frame of mind. he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter and stated he wanted to "instill fear into their traitorous minds". he shot hernandez at the screening checkpoint and went up the elevateo are and came down and shot him again killing him. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i'm truly devastated. and we are all heart broken and we'll miss him dearly. the federal criminal complaint says ciancia used a smith and wesson assault rifle a
at los angeles international airport, paul ciancia sent his family messages, some suggesting that he would commit suicide. the family alerted authorities who asked lapd to do a welfare check. they responded within six minutes of getting that call, but it was still too late. >> this was after the incident occurred, and it's dozens of miles away from where lax is, so our officers didn't make the connection. >> reporter: but ciancia was already gone. we spoke exclusively to a woman who knows ciancia and his roommates. >> their third roommate comes back and says i just dropped paul at lax. and they just knew. i think he just dropped off paul to a shooting. >> reporter: he entered the terminal armed with an assault rifle and five magazines of ammunition. they recovered a handwritten note on ciancia that made it clear he was out to kill tsa officers. he shot geraldo hernandez at point blank range. then he went up an escalator. but after spotting hernandez still moving on the floor, he doubled back to shoot him again, killing hernandez. >> there was a pause. so i looked down the escalator,
the suspect paul ciancia. we're learning more about what happened in the moment of crisis and what was written on that note that he was carrying in his bag. david kerley has been following this story. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the this morning, the alleged shooter is in a hospital room said to be unresponsive after a gunshot wound to the head. he'll face charges that could carry the death penalty. the criminal complaint filed in federal court saturday includes chilling new details about the ram page. the fbi said that he was dropped off at l.a.x. friday morning, in his bag, a smith and wesson assault weapons with five extra magazines like this one, fully loaded. it alleges that he walked up to the tsa and fired point-blank range. >> he faces either maximum penalty of life without the possibility of parole or the potential of the imposition of the death penalty. >> reporter: according to the complaint as he moved up the escalator he looked back at the wounded officer and returned to shoot the officer again, killing him, ciancia allegedly gunned down two more tsa worke
. the suspected gunman is paul anthony ciancia, originally from new jersey, living in los angeles, employment unknown, motive unknown, but apparently was carrying paper that said kill tsa. in new jersey where his family still lives he sent a text just this morning mentioning suicide. pensacolaville police called los angeles police asking to check on him. his roommate said he hasn't seen him but then it was too much. traffic in l.a.x. ground nearly to a halt. only now nearly seven hours after the incident are things starting to come back to normal. jane wells will have more on that in a moment. authorities have scheduled another news conference this hour at l.a.x. we'll bring that to you live and all the details as we get them. larry? >> all right. just operational stuff, scott. basically, the airport's incoming and outgoing flights, that up and going? >> some of them are, but there still is last we heard a ground stop that could be ending fairly soon. in other words, flights that were bound for l.a. were being held at their departure point. so there are obviously plenty of delays. all the ter
his name, 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia, and word this evening his family reportedly had been in touch with authorities beforehand. a note found at the scene reportedly believed to have included anti-government beliefs. among his victims a tsa officer shot and killed. the first tsa officer ever killed in line of duty. these are aerial pictures from our station in los angeles kabc, and this evening one of the nation's busiest airports with a heavy police presence, we have team coverage here on the fast moving investigation. we lead off with david wright. on the scene. >> reporter: panicked rush hour here at the nation's third busiest airport. and a terrifying announcement. >> we have a shooting in terminal 3. >> reporter: at 9:20 a.m. the suspect marched up to the check point in terminal 3, pulled out a high powered rifle and opened fire. >> first shot went out, and i mean, it was a loud bang. >> reporter: nick pugh had shown his id at the terminal 3 screening area. did people panic? >> everybody panicked, everybody dropped to the ground and crawled across the ground really qui
the suspect file ciancia. investigators say he was not a ticketed passenger and dropped off at airport before the shooting and we're learning details how tsa agents respond. cbs reporter with more information from the fbi. today federal prosecutors say they filed charges against l.a.x. shooting suspect paul ciancia. investigators say he was dropped off at the airport before he walked up to the security checkpoint. >> the defendant is alleged to have pulled a smith & wesson .223 caliber assault rifle out of his bag and fired multiple rounds at point blank range at the tsa officer, who was standing on duty and in uniform, severely wounding tsa officer hender the defendant is then alleged to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officer and going up an escalator and then coming back down that escalator to return and shoot the wounded officer again. >> investigators say they found a signed hand-written note at the scene in which ciancia said i wanted to target officers. he has both uniform and undercover officers spread out throughout the airport and his department will maintain the enha
-old unemployed mechanic paul ciancia. federal prosecutors have already filed murder charges and he could face the death penalty. ciancia in is in the hospital and is unresponsive after he was shot in the head. here's david wright with the latest. >> the fbi said ciancia was dropped off at lax friday morning. in his bag a smith & wesson assault rifle like this one with five extra magazines fully loaded. the fbi alleges ciancia walked up to the tsa checkpoint and fired multiple shots at point-blank range at a tsa officers. >> in these circumstances, the defendant faces either maximum penalty of life without the possibility of parole, or the potential of the imposition of the death penalty. >> according to the complaint, as he moved up the escalator, he looked back at the wounded officer, who in video appearance to move, and returned to shoot the officer again, killing him. ciancia then alleged by gunned down at least two more tsa officers. a chase through the terminal end at the food court near the boarding gates where airport police shot him four times. >> he made a conscious decision to kill
. the violence and panic inside one of america's busiest airports. and here he is. 23-year-old paul ciancia. he's accused of bringing an assault rifle and 100 rounds into los angeles international airport yesterday morning. >> there was chaos and confusion inside terminal three, as the suspect allegedly killed a tsa officer and shot two other people, before he was seriously wounded in a shoot-out with police. we have live team coverage this morning, starting with abc's cecilia vega, who has the very latest from l.a.x. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. a truly horrifying experience for passengers and workers here. but police say it could have been so much worse. they say the shooter had enough ammunition on him to shoot everyone in the terminal. overnight, the identity of that slain tsa officer revealed. he is 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. on the job since 2010. transferred recently to los angeles from montana. the first-ever tsa officer killed in the line of duty. >> it's shocking. very nice guy. i'm speechless. i'm shocked. >> reporter: and the shooter, the fbi releasi
on the shooting at l.a.x. we're learning more about the suspect paul ciancia. who's now facing federal murder charges, as we're learning more about what actually happened in the moment of crisis and what was written on the note that he was carrying in his bag. abc's david wright has been covering the story from the jump. he's at l.a.x. this morning. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this morning, the alleged gunman is in a hospital room a few miles away from here, said to be unresponsive after a gunshot wound to the head. if he ever does regain consciousness, he'll face charges that could take the death penalty. the criminal complaint filed in federal court saturday includes chilling new details about the rampage. the fbi said that he was dropped off at l.a.x. friday morning, in his bag, a smith and wesson assault rifle like this one, with five extra magazines, fully loaded. the fbi alleges that he walked up to the tsa check point and fired multiple shots at point blank range to a tsa officer. >> in these circumstances, the defendant faces either maximum penalty of life wit
the l.a.x. shooter was gunned down, paul ciancia told him he acted alone. >> it isn't clear why he targeted tsa officers. what he left behind indicated he was willing to kill any of them that crossed his path. here's abc's david wright. >> moments before all of this, abc news learned paul ciancia's roommate dropped him off at l.a.x., thinking ciancia just had to catch a flight. instead what unfolded was a cold-blood attack. video surveillance shows ciancia walking up to the checkpoint at terminal three, pulling a smith & wesson out of his bag, and firing multiple shots at pointblank range at an officer. he looked back at the wounded officer, who appeared in video to move, and returned to shoot the officer again, killing him. the fbi says paul ciancia gunned down two more tsa officers as he shot his way through the terminal. >> he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: the fbi said his bag contained five magazines full of ammo along with a handwritten letter signed by ciancia, addressing the tsa directly, saying, "he hoped to instill fare on your tra
'sen identified as paul anthony ciancia, 23 years old of los angeles. there's also a new jersey connection. is that right? >> there is a new jersey connection. it's believed that's where he grew up. agents are heading out to that location. we do want to tell you also, you know, this is a youngman after he went on this rampage, he was shot several times in the chest, and so he has been in surgery, but again, the officers who were able to subdue and stop him shot him three times in the chest, center mass, so right now it's unclear just how critical his condition is. but he did live in new jersey. it appears that he was targeting the tsa, wolf, statements that he made, as he was running down from the security checkpoint to the gate, passengers saying they heard him asking whether they were were with tsa, but we're also told, adam perez, my colleague in washington, learning that there were materials, information on him, that suggest he was looking to kill tsa agents and possibly police officers. wolf? >> the search warrants are being implemented both in los angeles and new jersey. do we know w
ciancia is in critical condition. he suffered wounds to the legs and head making it difficult for investigators to get information from him. abc news reporter has more from los angeles. >> lax is returning to normal. >> the question remains. why did he do it? police say 23-year-old paul ciancia brought a rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition to los angeles airport. this tmz video shows frantic passengers freeing terminal 3. they say he pulled the rifle from his back and opened fire at a security check point. one officer was killed and two others wounded. >> one guy. a single man with a gun demonstrated the worst of human nature. >> those who could ran. others huddled in the bathroom stalls. >> i was scared that maybe he was going to come towards me and my husband. >> police stepped in, shooting him four times before taking him into custody. law enforcement sources said he carried a note expressing anger and frustration at the tsa. the slain officer, 39-year-old gerardo hernandez is the first in tsa history to die in the line of duty. the father of two was always watching out for
paul ciancia walk into terminal 3 at l.a.x. and unload that semiautomatic weapon, killing that tsa agent and injuring three others. we do know that paul ciancia is still in the hospital in critical condition. he's under 4-hour guard. ewas -- 24-hour guard. he was shot four times, including in the mouth. he's unresponsive. one of the things agents are looking at, the better letter that was -- the better found inside the duffel bag. in the note, he apparently described how he had this hatred for tsa agents and how he wanted to kill them. additionally, investigators are talking to ciancia's family. he's from new jersey. he moved here to southern california about a year and a half ago. apparently, had texted his father moments before he got in the car to l.a.x., talked about how he was unhappy and something that he told his father made his father call the chief of police in pensville, township, new jersey who then called police in l.a., the l.a.p.d. and by the time officers arrived to ciancia's house here in southern california, he had already gotten into a car on his way to l.a.x. the
anthony ciancia. shot three time in the chest by police and in critical condition. these images were taken by passengers in the airport. right here you can see a gun at the foot of that law enforcement officer. that's where police confronted the shooter. you can see his weapon on the floor. an assault rifle. we'll have more on that in a moment of as this was unfolding, people wriding who everywhere. you can see this is a bathroom which was at that point jam packed. and the security check point became completely abandoned. people left everything. left their luggage and ran. we have the latest details from our reportes. experts covering this from all the angles. there are so many crucial questions. i want to begin with casey wian. casey, what are police telling you right now as we await this live press conference from the fbi in. >> reporter: the fbi has identified the shooter has paul anthony ciancia. 23 years old. they are not speculating on any potential motive themselves do say that they believe he acted alone. they describe the situation inside l.a.x. right now as static, meaning no one
ciancia, and he was carrying materials, including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order, according to a federal law enforcement official. when shots were fired, people in terminal 3 ran for their lives yesterday. cell phone video obtained by tmz shows the chaos as officers yelled at people to get down. >> clear? on the floor! on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! >> go, go, go! >> on the floor! >> come on, you guys. >> go, go! [ alarm sounding ] go, go! [ sirens ] [ bleep ] this is crazy, dog. >> and there you see, without recitation, people taking off, running for their lives in terminal 3 at l.a.x. the scene stunning and terrifying. police shot the suspect several times in the chest, according to an intelligence source. our affiliate kcal got this exclusive video, and appears to show the suspect handcuffed to the stretcher. the suspected shooter lived in l.a. but was from new jersey. chris lawrence is in pennsville where the suspect's family lives. so, chris, what has been going on outside the home? >> reporter: well, fred, the police have been posted outside
, los angeles international airport. >> now, accused gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia is from pensville, new jersey. police say his father called them today, his son expected him a text saying he expected to die today. according to fbi ciancia carried a note with letters nwo believed to stand for "new world order" >> news conference just finished moments ago the fbi said the investigation will take sometime. >> at this point we have one terminal shut down and will have it shut down while we continue the investigation. teams under there from both fbi and as well as lapd. their work is long and methodical. they'll take time on this. >> the faa has lifted its flight ground stop order. flights can now go to lax, but delays continuing throughout the weekend. >> here in the bay area, officers went on patrol moments after the shooting. standard procedure when something happens elsewhere. the situation delayed a number of flights. others diverted here. most passengers seemed to handle this well and however, others did not. >> hello? i see people here to help us. short, long flight from new yor
terrorized passengers at l.a.x. the fbi digging for a motive, looking into why they say paul ciancia shot three tsa agents, killing one. >>> a strong turnout in boston. more than 1 million strong celebrating the red sox's big world series win. fans also paying tribute to the resilience of the marathon bombing survivors. >>> and buckle up. an airline is putting a new spin on those preflight safety instructions. >>> a major investigation under way at the los angeles international airport a day after a gunman burst in and killed a tsa officer. here's what we know today. tsa administrator john pistole is on his way to los angeles today. he is expected to meet with the family of killed tsa officer gerardo hernandez and others. right now l.a.x. is open, but no flights are leaving from terminal 3 where the shooting happened. a tweet from the airport says people who left things in that terminal yesterday can now get them at the ticket counter. >>> and we're also learning more about the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials including an
the suspect's identity this, man, a 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles. federal agents questioned his parents in new jersey his father is a business owner. police say, there, rather, tell us the suspect sent his brother a text kath he may have been suicidal. ciancia was shot and wounded in terminal three. we begin with the developments in the abc7 newsroom. >> reporter: let's talk about the bag. inside investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see shell casings falling. i see shooting. >> reporter: the gunman moved to the screening station where passengers show ids. he had an ar 15, a high powered rifle, shown here on th
, anthony ciancia, a resident of los angeles. right now, lax terminal with exception of terminal three is reopening as quickly as possible. passengers should check with airlines for flight information. first priority is safety. i know there is pressure for the public to get on that plane to feel secure. the area around lax should be avoided unless you have clear information on the flight and need to be in the area. we have a hot line for travellers needing a hotel near lax. they should call 1-888-831-7176. one of the lessons is september 11thth is the need to work seamlessly across jurisdictions. we had the fbi director here today before knowing this was going to happen. i witnessed, as mayor of the city, seamlessness between agencies, between different levels of government. i personally want to thank each of the men and women across agencies that today have done incredible work. i want to t volunteers and staff at los angeles world airport, red cross, civilian team that's stand out and ensuring traffic is flowing. now, i'd like to give it over to the special agent in charge to say a f
, a 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles. federal agents questioned his parents in new jersey his father is a business owner. police say, there, rather, tell us the suspect sent his brother a text kath he may have been suicidal. ciancia was shot and wounded in terminal three. we begin with the developments in the abc7 newsroom. >> reporter: let's talk about the bag. inside investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see shell casings falling. i see shooting. >> reporter: the gunman moved to the screening station where passengers show ids. he had an ar 15, a high powered rifle, shown here on the floor. >> he proceeded u
. the fbi says paul anthony ciancia a white male 23 pull as rifle and opens fire. at the security check point tsa officers not armed or shot, one is killed. >> he preceded to the screening area and continued shooting and went past the screeners back into the airport itself. >> reporter: authorities say after shooting his way through the security check point the gunman makes it all the way down this hallway and stopped by authorities here near a burger king in the food court area, hundreds run for their lives. >> it was complete panic. people were screaming. you know, children crying. >> cure and utter may ham. people tripping over each other. bags everywhere. crying, screaming. >> everybody started like flying down the hallway and they were just like jumping over chairs, jumping over people. hiding in -- we were kind of trapped at the end of the terminal. >> trapped with nowhere else to escape some run on the airport tarmac and others use everything they can to protect them severals. >> second shots and i grabbed luggage and made walls and walls out of luggage and seen the guy walking t
at an airport. authorities say 23-year-old paul ciancia left a note at the crime scene indicating whom he was targetting. >> the defendant paul ciancia - we are looking into his background. i know you have a lot of questions on his background. we are still examining that. that is an extensive process, it will take time. we do know, based on the complaint, that he - and based on evidence we reviewed - that he targeted specifically tsa officers. his intent was clear in his note - we did recover a note at the crime scene. in that note he indicated his anger and his malice - i would say - towards the tsa officers. there is a video of the accident as stated in the complaint. that video shows the defendant's activities during the crime yesterday. >> brian rooney joins us live from lax. what else did we learn today? >> well, they are getting into this. one thing we don't know is exactly why he tarted tsa -- targeted tsa agents. we don't know that he had a bad experience or worked for the tsa. that is still somewhat of a mystery. someone who has not gotten as much mention is the man who was kille
. the suspected gunman paul ciancia allegedly shot a tsa officer at point-blank range, went up the escalator, came down and shot him again. he's charged with murdering a federal officer and could face the death penalty. he was not a ticketed passenger but dropped off at the airport before the shooting. as reporter carter-of-ans tell us, he had more than one women. >> the man carried with him multiple assault weapon magazines and a message. >> in the note that was handwritten by the defendant and signed by the defendant, we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: the widow spoke about her husband, the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> we're all heartbroken and. >> reporter: many passengers remain stranded. their belongings inside the terminal they were flowing from. >> i want to go home and -- >> reporter: he's gone home to missouri. >> it was on the convey or and heard the next shop and i took off running. you can hear shots going off. >> reporter: police say 24-year- old paul ciancia shot his way through
's also night, police found 44-year-old anthony ciancia who had been shot in his upper body and was taken to the hospital where he died. he had arranged to meet another man to sell a car. when levia-archilla showed up, he was shot. >> this is the seventh homicide in anne arundel county this year. >>> we have an update on another shooting. baltimore police arrested sterling ford on attempted murder charges for a shooting that happened on homewood avenue. ford shot a man in the chest and the police are looking for two others who were with ford. >>> tomorrow a baltimore firefighter will be laid to rest. andrew hoffman was shot and killed in a murder suicide. his girlfriend marie hartman was also killed. the shooter, officer christopher robinson took his life. >>> happy days are here agn for people who love the pipe theater. we'll take you inside as it reopens for the first time in 30 years. >> this weekend we turn the clock back and gain an hour of sleep. why do we do that? >> tonight 6:035-67-8972 at bwi. we nailed the two-degree guarantee. so rachel from reisterstown, congratulations, you
to the airport gates. nbc news, according to law enforcement officials, say he's paul anthony ciancia, 23 years old, u.s. citizen. apparently not related to the tsa. there were conflicting reports earlier. authorities say seven people in all were injured. six taken to local hospitals. ciancia's condition is not known but apparently he was shot by police. authorities at the airport say that the situation is static now. that operations in some parts of the airport will be back to normal but not necessarily in terminal 3, which includes allegiant, frontier, jetblue and virgin america. there have been ripple effects in traffic control system across the country as traffic was stopped, ground hold, for flights headed to los angeles and all the way across the country in new york. the port authority of new york and new jersey says it has stepped up patrols at three new york area airports just in case. but no direct result, they say, in terms of air traffic from the situation at l.a.x. back to you. >> scott, thank you. let's actually get more details on the impact it's had on the airport itself and the
emerging of family members of the alleged lax shooter tried to stop him. officials said paul ciancia's family in new jersey had notified new jersey local authority's would then contact a los angeles police. those officials then visited the suspect's home the morning of the shooting and missed him by about 45 minutes. of the shooting and missed him by about 45 minutes. pto those who've waited... worried... poked and prodded... taken risks... and lived in a state of "what if?"... welcome to a new state... of health. welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage. financial help for those in need. and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll now at coveredca.com. ncia's plan. ciancia is an unemployed motorcycle mechanical recently moved to los angeles from new jersey. he is facing charges of murder of a federal officer and committing violence at an international airport. the fbi says ciancia is currently in the hospital and is unresponsive. >>james: another airport scare this one in alabama just two days after the deadly shooting at
-old paul ciancia. police say he entered terminal 3 here at lax, opened fire, killing a tsa agent, injuring at least seven others before he himself was wounded in a gun battle. now, this all happened at a busy terminal 3 at 9:30 in the morning on friday, during the middle of the morning rush. police say ciancia walked into the terminal, pulled out an assault rifle, killed one, moved past security into the terminal where he was pursued by police and later taken into custody. the tsa agent is identified as gerardo hernandez. passengers during all of this hid inside restrooms, many poured out on to the tarmac. there was bloodshed and chaos that filled the terminal. investigators were able to shut down the terminal. 167,000 passengers here at lax, the third busiest in the country were affected by this. the terminal today remains shut down although the other terminals are operational. it was chaos and confusion all day yesterday, lester. but the suspect is in custody, lester. >> miguel almaguer at lax. thank you. >>> pete williams has more on the investigation into the suspect and also a possibl
paul ciancia took a rifle out of his bag friday morning and started firing. this tmz video shows the ensuing mayhem. the fbi is investigating the shooting. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: it could have been worse if the officers did not chase the suspect through terminal 3. >> the fact they disabled this assailant within minutes saved untold lives. >> reporter: ciancia is in the hospital. the fbi says he is unresponsive. the airport, a scene of fear and confusion friday morning returned to normal operation saturday afternoon. alex stone, abc news, los angeles. >> one of the people caught in the cross fire was a host of the tv series ""mythbusters." >> everyone was jumping over chairs and people. people were take cover. i mean, it was literally like my worst nightmare. and it was happening. >> "mythbusters" is shot in the bay area but he was heading from l.a.x. to a video shoot in delaware. the shootings caused dozens of cancellations in the bay area. today eight flights to and fro l.a.x. were cancelled. be su
-year-old paul ciancia walked up to the check point, pulled out a assault rifle and shot the officer at point blank range. he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> he realized hernandez was still moving the fbi says ciancia returned, killing him, and wounded two more officers and a teacher. >> he saw the gunman. he felt his leg go, turn into jelly. >> police shot ciancia four times, discovering a hand written note describing how he wanted to instill fear on your traitorus minds. which is detailed further on cnn >> he said if i just kill one, my mission is accomplished >> paul is their son, and brother. we'll continue to love and care for him. >> reporter: detectives combed through his southern california apartment and other residences, trying to determine what set him off. classmates describe him as a loner. a former roommate says he was a nice guy. >> going back to jersey, working for his dad, making amends can family problems >> now, the attorney general says they may have to rethink airport procedures >> it's something we need toechl yammin given what happe
was this 23-year-old american citizen, resident of the l.a. area, paul ciancia is the way you would pronounce his last name. that he went in, that he had -- was armed when he was stopped at the first initial place where you go to show your boarding pass to the tsa person and your i.d. that's when he pulled out the weapon. that most likely, he was aiming at some of the tsa employees. remember that our tsa employees, they're our officers, they are not armed. you can imagine if they were armed as angry as people sometimes get at these entry points, these security points, so we don't arm them. usually behind them, especially at l.a.x. which is the airport i use every week to fly back and forth to washington, d.c., we generally have an officer back there. it is usually of the particular airport, we have various law enforcement there, we have lawa, the airport police, we have lapd, who have a pod there, we have sheriff once in awhile there. of course we have our tsa officials and we also sometimes have fbi or special agents because of other things going on. in this particular case, he not only shot
affiliate kcal and kcbs got this exclusive video, and it purportedly showing paul ciancia handcuffed to a stretcher. cnn cannot independently confirm who that person is on that stretcher. video from inside the terminal moments after shots were fired did show how chaotic it was. >> on the floor! on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! [ shouts ] >> chill, chill, chill, chill! >> passengers ran for their lives as officers screamed to get down and get out. >>> a disturbing picture is coming together of the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials, including an anti-tsa rant and an reference to a new world order. chris lawrence is in pennsville, new jersey, where the suspect is from. chris, his family members and even those who know him have been saying a little bit about him and how surprised they are about these events that unfolded yesterday. >> reporter: that's right. i mean, it came as a complete shock to a lot of people here who knew the family. but when you dig a little deeper, fred, and try to find people who were
23-year-old paul anthony ciancia with murder of a federal officer and violence at an international airport. they say he wrote and signed a note saying he had made the conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> his intent was very, very clear in his note. >> the murder is believed to be a premeditated act of first degree. >> the charges filed could lead to the death penalty or life without parole. as the investigation into his motives continues, the grief of the family of the victim just beginning. gerardo hernandez had worked at l.e0)v a. x. since 2010. >> we are all heart broken and will miss him dearly. he was a joy full person. he took pride in his duty for the merp public and the mission. >> the next step for police is reviewing video of ciancia's alleged movements at the airport. he is reportedly unresponse inat a los angeles hospital. >> in the east bay, a man accused of exposing himself at several parks is behind bars tonight. officers arrested 20-year-old shaquille thomas at his home yesterday. police say over the past year, they received several reports of indec
alone. paul ciancia told police a friend dropped him off in front of terminal three on friday, he was carrying an assault rifle and five 30-round magazines and in his bag hundreds of more rounds. this morning, he's hospitalized, heavily sedated and under armed guard. theresa garcia reports. >> reporter: scott green was right there and ran for his life when a shooter opened fire friday at los angeles international airport. >> like he had his gun trained down like this, and he took two shots. >> reporter: police say it was 23-year-old paul ciancia who killed one tsa agent and wounded two others. investigators found a note in his duffel bag saying he wanted to kill multiple tsa agents, but so far the fbi has not found evidence of any previous run-ins he may have had with the agency. >> i thought he was just a random passenger, very calm, stoic face. >> reporter: billy bay saw the suspect walk in with an assault rifle. he says it could have been worse. >> about 100 people under benches around him hiding. if he wanted to continue to shoot, he could have. i've read since he was targetin
ciancia in this shooting spree. he is facing charges of killing a federal officer and he is also facing charges of committing violence at an international airport with the intent of harming people. we just saw from the criminal come plaint -- complaint more details of the time line of events of what happened when ciancia came to terminal 3 and started firing. he started firing on the agent and then proceeded into the terminal. they say the video they have of the incident showed him turning back and seeing the tsa agent suffering on the floor. they talk about him wrighting and -- writhing and how he was then shot to death. he pulled out a .223 caliber mmp assault rifle and that's what it says in the complaint and then he .ed and -- pointed and fired at two other tsa agents. they found a note on him and that gave them evidence. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter saying he wanted to, quote, instill fear into their traitorous minds. >> jaime, since 9 slrk -- 9/11 los angeles airport has spe
's news headquarters. this is 23-year-old paul ciancia armed with a semiautomatic rifle, more than 150 rounds of ammunition as well as a note allegedly outlining his mission against the tsa. listen as these people describe the chaos the moment he opened fire. >> two gunshots going off and i looked at my boyfriend and he said, those are gunshots. he was like, run. we literally just ran down the stairs. >> tsa was running with us. they said, keep running, keep running. there was probably another 15 to 20 shots that we heard behind us. we just kept running. >> it was like a dream. it wasn't real. it was like a movie. it was so intense. it wasn't normal to hear that. we all just panicked. >> live today with the latest. how is it looking? looks pretty quiet behind you as you can see from this monitor. >> they look like they're try to get back to businesses as quickly as possible. this is terminal one which wasn't affected hardly at all. behind us, terminal two where a lot of the passengers were directed and taken out through there. we've seen people coming back to the airport. those who wer
-old paul ciancia is accused of shooting a tsa workers. pulling an assault rifle of his bag. 1500 flights were affected, of 116,000 passengers. brian rooney is on site. have we learnt about the suspect and what may have motivated the attack? >> they have been very sparing with details about this. apparently he left a note in his bag saying that he was going after the tsa, and possibly federal officials. i think there's a hint of some sort of mental illness here, but we are not getting much out of the authorities. one thing that was not said in the press conference is that terminal three, where the shooting took place, has been released by the fbi as a crime scene. the airport is cleaning up the terminal. they tell me between two and 4:00 pm local time things should be returned to normal. a lot of people will be trickling in for who knows how long coming to get baggage and hand-held items left in the terminal when the shooting started. >> we want to go back to the press conference, we are listening to chief patrick gannon with the airport police. >> ..we held a large-scale exercise at ont
ciancia. he's a resident of los angeles. we're told that they're executing two search warrants on two areas linked to him, both a residence in new jersey, and another one in los angeles. but he is now identified as 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia. the search warrants in the process of being executed. wolf? >> we're also being told by the fbi, deb, there will be a news conference at the top of the hour, 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 p.m. pacific time, the fbi representative will be the special agent in charge of the counterterrorism -- david boudich, will be joined by the partners. it's significant potentially that the fbi's counter-terrorism division will be represented at this news conference. >> reporter: it's also interesting. i did ask a number of people i was on the phone with, whether there was any sort of connection to international terrorism. right now they don't believe so, but of course because of the kind of attack that took place at the l.a. airport, it could be rule domestic terrorism, for example, specifically because he breached a very secure area. it appeared he was targeti
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